SexyWayne wrote:shiftytigger wrote:Snes doesnt look too bad using the GC component lead - but then we only have a 37 inch tv.
Just as a matter of interest how on earth did you get a Gamecube component cable into a SNES?? afaik the Cube outputs component from it's digital port.. are you sure you're not mixing up composite with component?? component is wired red, green, blue.. composite is wired red, white, yellow, I'm not even sure the SNES can output component... RGB and I think S-Video is the most you can expect out of the SNES
- there really is no other thing to do than to spend a good bit of your time tinkering with stuff.
JazzFunk wrote:pratty wrote:That said I wonder if any clever people on here would know if it's likely that future HD TVs could one day somehow display these old consoles just fine due to some kind of technical advancement?
ToxieDogg wrote:I never really 'get' dilemmas like this much. I know my vision isn't great but I can appreciate HD, and I don't think any of my old games look that bad at all when plugged into my 48 inch LCD TV at all. I had my SNES on a couple of weeks back playing Mr Nutz and Turtles In Time, and they both still looked as great as they did 18 or so years ago to me. Same experience when I had my MD on a while back to play Desert Strike too, it looked fine to me.
Are you sure you're not just fed up of your old games?
Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:Otherwise you're going to have to invest in an expensive upscaler (which still won't be perfect) or simply put up with it. Sorry that's not very helpful, but it's a reality I also found myself in recently.
batman877 wrote:The virtual console games I have on my Wii - whilst still don't look brilliant - are much better. But there's little point in creating a big collection there as there's no way of transfering them to another Wii console if my current one breaks. A stupid Nintendo policy - all your downloads are unique to your hardware rather than your online account!
Negative Creep wrote:batman877 wrote:The virtual console games I have on my Wii - whilst still don't look brilliant - are much better. But there's little point in creating a big collection there as there's no way of transfering them to another Wii console if my current one breaks. A stupid Nintendo policy - all your downloads are unique to your hardware rather than your online account!
Really? I just downloaded Chrono Trigger a few days before mine broke and had to be sent off for repair. Does that mean I've just wasted my money?
batman877 wrote:4. Get an SCART to HD upscaler - recently bought one for £40. Sure, it upscales. But it just upscales my awful picture to an awful picture in 1080p or 720p! There is very little improvement over using a standard SCART.
necronom wrote:I think it depends on the HDTV and settings. My Sony 40X3000 looks great with all my retro computers.
pratty wrote:No, but you may have to re-download the game, it should be free though as you've already paid for it. If they replace your Wii they should transfer it over for you.
I believe games can be transferred between Wii consoles but you have to send them to Nintendo to do it.
MattyC64c wrote: I still have my original Xbox console and I purchased a component lead for it which sharpers the picture up slightly, but it's still not as good as an old CRT. It does look better on my 19" HD-TV compared to my 26" TV.